Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago speaks during a luncheon at St. Genevieve School in Chicago Jan. 30, 2020. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)
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Gerard O’Connell
As archbishop of Chicago since 2014, Cardinal Cupich has shown considerable organizational talent. The visits will reportedly begin next week.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Bishop Bätzing said he “informed the pope in detail” about the status of the German church’s “Synodal Path” and “made it clear that the rumors that the church in Germany wants to go its own way are not true.”
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Catholic News Service
Cardinal José Advíncula was installed as the new archbishop of Manila, the country's largest diocese, in a ceremony at the Philippine capital's historic cathedral June 24.
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Colleen Dulle
No, it’s not a schism.
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Molly CahillChloe GuntherRicardo da Silva, S.J.
The real-life superhero Mattia Villardita was invited to the audience because of his everyday commitment to bring joy to suffering children — dressed as his childhood idol.
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Terrance Klein
Democratic compromise is not a moral evil. And democratic leaders, charged to seek it, are not public sinners. Neither should be combatted with excommunication.
Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams speaks at his primary election night party on June 22 in New York. Mr. Adams resisted the ”defund the police” movement and instead called for reform measures mostly having to do with bolstering accountability. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
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Tobias Winright
Calls to “defund“ the police gained traction during last year‘s protests against racial injustice, writes Tobias Winright, but cities like New York are now taking a more careful look at public safety.
A street child in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil in May 2019. iStock photo.
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Eduardo Campos Lima
“In every large city in Brazil, you can now see a greater number of kids begging for money or selling candy on the streets than before the pandemic.”
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Pope Francis
This situation in Paul’s letter to the Galatians is not far removed from the experience of many Christians today.
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Thomas J. Reese
The bishops could be the Biden administration’s strongest allies in the region in alleviating the problems that force people to try to reach the United States.
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Mark Pattison - Catholic News Service
Protection of voting rights is a moral issue, according to Sister Anita Baird, who was on a panel discussion during a June 21 online forum on voting rights sponsored by Georgetown University.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The Vatican has informed Italy that a draft law to fight homophobia and discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity could violate the freedom of Catholics to teach and practice their faith.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service
Miguel Bezos, the immigrant father of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has donated $12 million to a Catholic school in Delaware that housed and educated him when he arrived as an unaccompanied minor from Cuba in the early 1960s.
FaithShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Accusations and implications of hypocrisy have been easy to find on all sides of this controversy.
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Gloria Purvis
If those Catholics who insist on denying Communion to the president feel vindicated or take delight in the process, it is a clear sign that perhaps they should not receive Communion themselves.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Mauro Gambetti today reaffirmed restrictions on the private celebration of pre-Vatican II Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica: “So that what is exceptional does not become ordinary.”
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Catholic News Service
The president of the U.S.C.C.B. has asked the nation’s Catholics to pray for him and his brother bishops “as we continue our dialogues and reflections” in the process of drafting a document on the “meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church.”
Elderly woman meets Pope Francis
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Writing to his peers, Catholics who have reached a venerable age like he has, Pope Francis told older Catholics that God is close to them and still has plans for their lives.
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Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has appointed Andrew Small, O.M.I., a 53-year-old English priest, as the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
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Associated Press
Two Roman Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in British Columbia have burned to the ground in overnight fires, Canada’s national police force said Monday.